Standard Name: Dunmore, Helen
Birth Name: Helen Dunmore
Married Name: Helen Charnley
HD first established herself as a poet, but became internationally known as a novelist when she won the Orange Prize in 1996. A prolific writer, she also had considerable success with books for children.
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|Intertextuality and Influence||Charlotte Brontë||
Jane Eyre has been filmed repeatedly for both television and the cinema, as well as being made the subject of musicals, plays, and a ballet performed by the London Children's Ballet in 1997 and 2008...
|Literary responses||Judith Kazantzis||
Helen Dunmore wrote in Poetry Review that she found these poems assured, flexible and rich with experience.
The TLS review found Kazantzis to be a dominantly visual poet, at her best in short, evocative pieces...
|Literary responses||Michèle Roberts||
Reviewing this novel of considered maturity for the Guardian, Helen Dunmore called MRa magnificent writer of the body and a poet who writes in concise and rhythmically paced prose.
Bianchi, Martha Dickinson, and Emily Dickinson. The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson. Biblo and Tannen, 1971.
|Literary responses||Kamila Shamsie||
A review for Transnational Literature noted the serendipitous coincidence which saw this novel published at the centenary of World War I, and noted that KS addresses more than a few of the blind spots in...
|Literary responses||Marina Warner||
This amazingly complex novel received very positive reviews in Britain. Helen Dunmore in The Times called the plot huge and vigorous and the novel rewarding, incisive and topical.
Times Literary Supplement reviewer Ruth Scurr
Marina Warner: Novelist and Mythographer.
|Literary responses||Catherine Byron||
Critics praised CB generously for this collection. A fellow-poet, Helen Dunmore in Poetry Review, called her a taut, brilliantly focussed . . . very exact poet,
and critic Adrian Henri declared her remarkable for...
“Advertisement: The Getting of Vellum. Poems by Catherine Byron; About the Poet; Sample Poem; Reviews”. Salmon Poetry Online Bookshop.
|Literary responses||Kate Clanchy|
|Literary responses||Kate Clanchy||
Lucy Scholes wrote: The gloriously heady heat, high-running tempers and emotions are offset by the cool lightness of Clanchy's prose . . . . Meeting the English is an utter delight.
Helen Dunmore called...
Scholes, Lucy. “Short Reviews. Meeting the English, Kate Clanchy”. The Observer, p. 41.
|Literary responses||Catherine Cookson||
At one time, CC titles constituted one third of all the books loaned by Britain's public libraries.
With 123 million copies sold by the end of 1998,
Collini, Stefan. “The Cookson Story”. London Review of Books, pp. 33 - 5.
she was one of the best-selling...
Jones, Kathleen. Catherine Cookson: The Biography. Constable, 1999.
|Literary responses||Ruth Fainlight||
The younger poet Helen Dunmore , reviewing this book, found RF 's voice capable of being cutting as well as lyrical, particularly when addressing the topics of the apparatus of femininity, and of growing older.A...
After 18 February 1914
Leonard Woolf published his second novel, The Wise Virgins (which he had begun to write on his honeymoon). Quite different in genre from his first, it is a roman à clef reputedly presenting harsh caricatures...
4 September 1941
German troops laid siege to Leningrad (now St Petersburg).